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Water lilies are considered to many to be the jewels of the pond. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also serve an important purpose in the pond, mainly in aiding its ecosystem. Water lilies spread across the water's surface, filling it with colour and vibrancy all the while keeping the pond and the creatures in it safe and healthy. Besides being pleasing to the eye, water lilies do a great deal to maintain the well-being of the ponds they inhabit. For one, they provide shade to keep the water temperature down during the hot summer months. By blocking out a lot of sunlight, the lilies help to keep the algae growth down. Their shade also gives shelter to any fish that may be in the pond - a respite from both the sun and any predators that may be lurking nearby. They absorb nutrients in the water that would normally feed these undesirable green plants, keeping the water clear and clean-looking.

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Shallow water plants will help create a beautiful and natural transition from more shallow water to the edge of your pond. Shallow water plants grow in the shallow water or at the edge of a pond or stream. Marginal plants consist of pond plant varieties that stand above the water while their feet always remain wet. All of the hardy bog pond plants are perennials and will come back each spring and bloom at different times throughout the season. Hardy bog plants are important because they add height and dimension to the pond giving it a natural look.

Lotus Plants                                                 View Our Varieties Available...  lotus.carolina.queen

The Lotus is sure to be the star of any water garden. Lotus are exotic, majestic and dramatic. They flourish in the sunlight and fill the water garden with vibrant colors and exotic fragrances. They come in a wide range of sizes, varying in height from 18 to 60 inches. The smaller lotus varieties have leaves that can reach 8 to 12 inches tall with flowers up to 6 inches in diameter. These so-called "dwarf lotus" varieties can grow wonderful flowers up to 1 foot wide, resting atop stems that reach 6 feet above the water surface. Large varieties can grow up to 4 feet tall with flowers up to 10 inches in diameter and leaves up to 2 feet across.

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Shallow water plants will help create a beautiful and natural transition from more shallow water to the edge of your pond. Shallow water plants grow in the shallow water or at the edge of a pond or stream. Marginal plants consist of pond plant varieties that stand above the water while their feet always remain wet.  The tropical bog plants add a look of the tropics to your water feature. Many of the varieties bloom constantly throughout the summer adding interest, height and dimension to your water garden. Plant in groups or alone in as large of a container as practical (wider is better than taller) and lower the planting to approximately one to two inches of water over the top of the pot.

 

Floating Water Plants                                    View Our Varieties Available...

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These water plants float freely on the surface of the water garden. Floaters help reduce algae by competing with nutrients, shading the water to help keep it cool, and by lowering the amount of light that penetrates into the water. Most floaters are tropical and should be removed from the pond and composted with the onset of winter and the arrival of the first frost.